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Arthur Victor O'CONNELL

Regimental number2000
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
SchoolCarlton State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinSister, Mrs Gladys Taggart, Nicholson Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDied of disease 14 July 1915
Place of death or woundingHeliopolis, Egypt
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 328), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Victoria O'CONNELL
Family/military connectionsBrother: Henry Charles O'Connell, died in Alfred Hospital of Spinal Meningitis on 23rd August 1915.

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